Upcoming Events

Pioneer Thursday | November 1st, 2018


5:30 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. Conversation| Overland Room
NI EN MORE: Merging Art and Activism, 
with Jane Terrazas

Learn about NI EN MORE, a social innovation enterprise where artists and human rights activists from Norway, the United States and Mexico came together to set up a sewing operation in Juárez. There, local women coming from marginalized areas produce handmade, one-of-a-kind garments sold online around the world.


7:30 P.M. | Pioneer Lounge
Pan de Muerto Tasting with The Hub

Pan de Muerto joins us at the Hub to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), one of Mexico’s most distinctive and rich cultural traditions. In 2008, Día de Muertos was inscribed in UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Pan will be available for tasting along with Mexican hot chocolate. Learn more about Día de Muertos in this short video from The British Museum.


6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.| Pioneer Journey
We Are All Warriors, with Fernanda Ruiz Aguilar

Listen and learn from the life experience and inspiring work of Ferny Aguilar, one of the great young civic leaders in our region. In 2014 Fernanda received Mexico’s prestigious National Youth Prize, awarded by the President of Mexico, for her work on inclusion.

Pioneer Thursday | October 18th, 2018


4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Workshop | Overland Room  
Why and How to Apply for SBIR/STTR Grants
with Del Mackey, NM FAST @ Arrowhead Center.

Are you looking for funding to commercialize your technology? Del will tell you all about how the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs can help you access federal funding that supports technology commercialization in small businesses and early-stage companies. 


5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Presentation | Pioneer Lounge
Pioneer Journey with Mitsumasa Overstreet

Come and listen to one of the most recognized public art figures in El Paso and get an opportunity to interact in Q & A at the end of his presentation. Mitsu Overstreet will share his journey as an educator, contemporary visual artist, and designer in our city.


7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Workshop | Overland Room 
Tips & Tools for Public Speaking
with Guillermo Asiain, Level UP Coaching & Human Development

Whether you are called to give a business presentation or be at your best in a job interview, Memo will help you to build your confidence and to increase your credibility as a speaker! This workshop is for everyone who seeks to improve public speaking including business owners, students, and the general public. 

Pioneer Thursday | September 13th, 2018


3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Workshop | Overland Room 
Immerse Yourself in a New Reality: VR & AR with Ivan Gris, Beacon Hill VR.

Whether you are a student, developer, small business owner, or entrepreneur, Ivan will tell you what virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are all about, and what they can do for you. You will get to try out The Hub’s own HoloLens, Oculus Rift, and really cool VR Desktop. Ivan will tell you about the Hub’s upcoming outreach and training program on VR/AR/MR for students, entrepreneurs, and SMEs in El Paso.

4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Workshop | Paisano Room 
The Art of the Business Pitch with Marlon Perez, LevelUp Coaching & Human Development.

Learn how an effective pitch can make a difference in your business. Whether you’re pitching to friends, business professionals, or investors, it’s never too early or too late to learn how to communicate briefly and succinctly. Marlon will show you some techniques to do this effectively.

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Fireside Chat | Pioneer Lounge
Pioneers in Art & Industry with Valentin Sandoval and Don Shapiro, Power at the Pass.
Join a conversation with an award-winning writer (Valentin Sandoval) and an industrial pioneer (Don Schapiro) who embody the spirit of the borderland, love El Paso (like we do), and believe in its bright future. Valentin and Don joined forces two years ago to create very special arts and storytelling platform in one of Don’s old industrial buildings. 

7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ESA Reception | Pioneer Lounge | RSVP Required
Educational Summit of The Americas Reception
Hosted by Felipe Galán, Educational Summit of the Americas

Felipe Galan, founder of the ESA, will be hosting the opening reception for the the Educational Summit of the Americas. Felipe founded the ESA to connect outstanding higher education opportunities in the United States and Mexico to students from El Paso, Las Cruces and the State of Chihuahua. Please RSVP with Felipe to reserve your space at felipe@esaelpaso.com.